ACG Members Join Patient Advocates on Capitol Hill

 ACG with DDNC on the Hill by Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG, Vice Chair, Board of Governors On March 7, 2016, members of ACG joined the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of GI patients. ...

ACG Urges Congress to Support CRC Screening Legislation

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Each year, hundreds of public and private health organizations come together with one common goal of educating the nation about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. ACG urged ...

Kentucky Passes Bill to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

Great news for our patients: effective Jan. 1, 2017, screening colonoscopies in Kentucky for asymptomatic individuals are fully covered by insurance, even if a polyp is found and removed, as well as colonoscopies after a positive fecal blood ...

ACG Endorses CA Bill to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

On behalf of the College, ACG Governors for California endorsed a bill introduced by CA State Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing” (bill number: AB 1763). This legislation, which eliminates ...

Budget Proposal Eliminates Coinsurance When Screening Colonoscopy Turns Therapeutic

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Tuesday, February 9th, President Obama released his blueprint federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Each year, the President sends a recommended federal budget for congressional ...

Congress Adjourns Without Alleviating Cuts to Colonoscopy but Eases Meaningful Use Burdens

Congress closed out 2015 by passing the fiscal 2016 spending package, appropriating funds for the various federal agencies and programs. This “omnibus” package includes a variety of federal tax changes as well.   ACG is very disappointed ...